A Poem by matelotrod

Author: matelotrod
Created: April 17, 2018 at 06:19 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Humor | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.83 Stars by 3 users with 3 comments and 25 views

Sparrow Invader  

 I have a little sparrow who seems to have left the "Straight and Narrow"
He spends many hours wrecking all my flowers.
He is challenging my metal by destroying geranium buds and petals
He has been doing it each day for hours and hours.

I have decided that it must cease I will arrange his swift decease
It is my garden and I must show him who is boss
On second thoughts, I am not cruel I have been thinking like a fool
I would feel extremely guilty if I caused his loss.

A good idea has struck my mind, which will prevent me being unkind
I have thought of a way that will allow me not to kill
I need something to cause a fright so that he will swiftly take off in flight
What I need is a very active large windmill

I visited a local garden centre spotted a windmill which caused me to enter
This would be exactly what I was looking for
I hurried home feeling I was winning, poked it in the ground and set it spinning
The cheeky Sparrow doesn't peck my flowers anymore.

Rod Broomham. (c)

Last Modified: April 17, 2018 at 06:21 am
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Author Notes

This is based on a true happening but I am not sure if I have won as he seems to be getting used to the spinning windmill and has encouraged many of his friends and family to join him.

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Comments & Reviews ( X 1)

April 18, 2018
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How very creative and inventive, despite being based on true events. The rhyming and imagery here are very well done, and it holds the readers attention very well. It appears as if the little sparrow amuses and fascinates you as much as irritates you, Very appealing poem, well put together. I certainly enjoyed this one.

I often write of true events but also add to them with a little exaggeration and humour. I do love my birds and go to great extremes to feed them throughout the winter, trouble is I don't stop in the summer so they become very demanding and then their behaviour turns toward my flowers etc. Still love them though. Thanks for your review, take care   Rod.

 matelotrod replied on April 19, 2018

April 18, 2018
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Pretty soon Rod...
they'll be sitting on your windmill and riding around like it was a ferriswheel! Cute and amusing poem my friend. Glad you caused no hurt or death. I have a lot of fun with the birds that come to my yard which includes a a Bluejay and a Cardinal. I whistle back to them and it's almost like a conversation. So thanks for a nice and caring poem!


I couldn't cause any harm to the little fella, I get a great deal of fun and amusement from my birds and even if they crash into my window and leave droppings on virtually every outside article in the garden I can still forgive and feed them. Must be getting soft in my old age, when I was a boy the catapult was every boys hobby and no bird was safe then. Times do change Mike and many for the better. Take care   Rod.

 matelotrod replied on April 19, 2018

April 17, 2018
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This sounds really good it gave a very clear image in my head. I hope to read more from you in the future. Have a good day sir.

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